2019 Conferring of Awards

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2019 Conferring of Awards

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2019 Conferring of Awards
Time: All Day
Location: Chapel, College Street Campus

Waterford Institute of Technology is holding its Conferring of Academic Awards ceremony from Wednesday, 30 October to Friday 1 November 2019 for all 2019 graduates.

Graduates from across Ireland and from around the world will be conferred with awards from higher certificate to doctoral level at the institute's chapel on the College Street Campus.

This is the high point of WIT's academic calendar and we look forward to celebrating your achievements with you and your guests.

2019 Conferring of Awards live stream


2019 Conferring Handbook

Conferring HandBook 2019

Conferring Map pdf

Dress Code

All graduates are required to present themselves in academic robes at the ceremony.  Dress attire should be appropriate to the occasion e.g. formal business attire, smart casual.

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan, before Thursday, 24 October 2019. Robes may be pre-booked online at www.phelanconan.com

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on www.phelanconan.com  Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.  If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Please collect your robe on the day before your ceremony between 4.00 p.m and 7.00 p.m. in the Dance Studio, St. Dominic’s Building (see map here).  If this is not possible, please come to the Dance Studio at least 90 minutes in advance of your Conferring to allow Phelan Conan’s staff to advise you on correct size and fitting.

            The hire charges are:

  • Gown & Hood    €38.00 pre-booked online   or   €40.00 by card on the day

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan in Room A005 (opposite Hospitality) as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.


You should arrive at least one hour before the start of the ceremony, in order to carry out registration procedures. You must register in the assigned room in St. Dominic’s Building, College Street – find your registration room here.

You will be required to remain in your registration area and will be led in procession to the Chapel. If you have not registered before the time specified above, your name will not be called at the Conferring ceremony.

Your Guests

Each graduate may invite two guests only to be present in the Chapel, College Street Campus and entry to the ceremony is strictly by ticket only. To ensure seating, guests are advised that they should present themselves at the Conferring Chapel at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony. Please note that the enclosed ticket is not transferable and, therefore, may only be used by your guests.

If you or any of your guests have accessibility requirements for the ceremony please advise Ms. Margaret Maher at [email protected] in advance of the ceremony.

Due to space constraints in the Chapel and the particularly high number of graduates this year, the Institute is not in a position to offer extra invitations for any additional guests you may have, who wish to attend the ceremony. Guests without invitations are welcome to view ceremonies streamed on screens in the Hospitality area and in the overflow room C005 close to the Chapel.

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